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Dr Laurence Anderson, a member of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia, clearly explains how to look after our skin and demystifies the many cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures available.
This is the ideal reference for practitioners and patients looking for a practical and intelligent source of information when considering cosmetic surgery. A registered cosmetic physician and long-term GP, Dr Anderson covers skin anatomy, sun protection, diet, cosmetics and other general information in the first half of the book, then tackles available cosmetic procedures in the second half. These are broadly divided into minor or office procedures valued at around $1000 or less, and the major procedures costing up to $15,000 or more and often requiring a general anaesthetic.
Various practitioners have contributed high quality “before and after” photographs, and the text is liberally illustrated with line drawings and other photographs. There are sections on overseas travel to get cosmetic medicine and how to prepare yourself and your family when you are considering surgery. Moreover, matters are discussed fairly and with due consideration of the various pitfalls that procedures may involve.